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Wednesday, August 09, 2017

USLV Breaks Year-Long Down Trend (Gold, Silver)

 
USLV, the VelocityShares 3X Long Silver ETN has broken a year-long down trend.


We remain long-term bullish on gold and silver.


 
 
 
 


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Thursday, July 27, 2017

GDXJ Breaking 7.5-Year Down Trend

 
GDXJ, the VanEck Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF seems to be breaking a 7.5-year downward trend. 






 
 
 
 


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Monday, July 17, 2017

Buying DNN (DML), Uranium, MGA

 
Recently we announced buying Mega Uranium (MGA in Canada, MGAFF in the U.S.) and today uranium stocks generally shot higher. 

We really like MGA, which today closed above a 5-month downtrend.

In light of this, we're buying Denison Mines Corp. (DNN) which also trades under the ticker DML in Canada.

DNN closed today at $0.51 

For now we'll set a sell stop at $0.41 or below. 

Here's a look at the 1-year chart:



On the 10-year chart we see a 6.5-year downtrend that will be broken if DNN crosses above $0.60:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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Friday, July 14, 2017

FXB Stop Raised, RKR Chart Update

 
Back in October we announced buying FXB, a long position on the British Pound (GBP) at what in hindsight we know was essentially the exact bottom. 

FXB closed this week at a 9.5-month high, and we're raising our stop from $99 to $119, which was is our entry price.

We're expecting the pound sterling to eventually reach and exceed pre-Brexit levels, which would mean FXB trading above $145


RKR (Rokmaster Resources) still looks like a good speculation. 



We last wrote about Rokmaster in early June, and we maintain that "Massive upside potential exists should positive attention come to the stock."


A pair of articles worth considering as the DJIA and S&P500 closed at new all-time highs this week while we remain longer-term bearish on stocks:

Used-Car ‘Time Bomb’ Expected to Drag on U.S. Auto Sales

Auto slowdown flashes caution lights for manufacturing employment — and Trump


 
 
 
 


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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Cocoa Commitment Of Traders (COT) Observation

 
We note a record extreme in bullish COT among Commercial Hedgers, as seen in this chart (black circle):



The two horizontal red lines border a historic trading range just below current pricing, while the sloping black line suggests a trend of resistance. 

In the COT data at bottom we've circled in blue the times that Commercial Hedgers have held net positive positions and placed blue arrows to indicate that the price typically shot higher.  Note however that in 2004-2007 several years passed before a significant appreciation in price. 

The red arrows indicate prices dropping after Commercial Hedgers were net long.  That hasn't happened often. 

Simply, the odds strongly favor those buying cocoa at present levels.

We're effectively long cocoa via NIB already, and will now add to our position.

This related post should also be of interest to those holding or contemplating cocoa


 
 
 
 
 


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Tuesday, July 04, 2017

MGA (Mega Uranium), HXD (Shorting Canada's TSX), WEAT (long wheat) and NIB (long cocoa)

Mega Uranium Ltd. trades under the ticker MGA in Canada and MGAFF in the U.S.

We’ll buy it and track it as MGA in Canada, placing an initial stop at $0.145 Canadian on an intra-day basis while planning to quickly raise that stop if the stock continues much higher.

It trades much more volume in Canada and offers a currency hedge against the falling U.S. dollar, which is why we've chosen to buy and track it via the Canadian listing in Canadian dollars. 

Here's the chart:



At the same time, we're still short the general Canadian market via HXD: 

Tuesday, March 14 2017  Shorting The TSX, Chart Study and HXD Update

Monday, May 01 2017  WEAT, HXD


Note how well WEAT has been working out for us, and we remain bullish on WEAT and NIB (per several previous posts).

Updated HXD chart:



HXD has massive upside potential, especially once it breaks above $7.00



 
 
 
 
 


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Saturday, July 01, 2017

Sentiment Warnings as Expressed by VIX and Bullish Leverage. Wheat (WEAT) and Cocoa (NIB, CHOC)

 
Here's a look at the Volatility Index (VIX) showing historical precedence we hope to see repeated in grand fashion:



Next we show a 14:1 ratio levered towards bullish Rydex funds vs. bearish offerings, again hoping history soon repeats:


The above are very bearish.

On the bullish end, our WEAT position closed the week at a 10-month high.

We still like cocoa too.
 
 
 
 
 


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Monday, June 26, 2017

Retail's Slow Death Speeds Up

 
 
 
 
 


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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Various Charts. Coincidence?

 






Adds Mr. Blokland, "Obviously there is some variation around this average, but US equities managed to realize a real return north of 4% just once when valuation is this high."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Buying SJB, VXX, NUGT / USLV Plus Excellent Articles and Commentary

 
Since early September of 2016 we've announced entering SJB, in order to effectively short junk bonds, three times at $25.30, $25.03 and $24.20

Today we took a fourth position at $23.65 

We don't normally double up, much less quadruple, positions, however we'd stated from the start that we'd be happy to add positions and so we've portioned accordingly. 

We believe it's a matter of when, not if, junk bonds tank and SJB rockets higher, and "when?" is likely sooner than later in our estimation.




Obviously market short ideas haven't worked out well the past couple years.  Adhering to prudent stops has helped, and again it's a matter of when not if levered short positions will double or more in short order as markets plunge. 

With complacency at an all-time low, as represented by the "Volatility Index", we're taking a position expecting that to soon change; entering VXX if it's trading above $13 and stopping out to limit losses and re-think if it subsequently falls below $11.50


Gold is looking good again, and bullish sentiment on silver is down around 11% which corresponds to sentiment levels seen before the biggest rallies of the past few years.

We enjoyed massive gains via NUGT in 2016 and early this year, with some relatively miniscule losses on subsequent speculations. 

We remain bullish on gold and silver in the intermediate term, with related long positions not necessarily diarized herein, and maintain there's tremendous upside potential if gold is trading above $1300 while silver confirms by trading above $20.

For now those levels seem far off, however we'll speculate again via NUGT or USLV which last traded at $30.62 and $11.50 respectively.

We suggest stops below $27 on NUGT and below $10 on USLV if accepting roughly 12% risk, or wherever best suits your risk tolerance and existing related positions. 

VXX is iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN

SJB is ProShares Short High Yield ETF

NUGT is Direxion Daily Gold Miners Index Bull 3x Shares

USLV is VelocityShares 3X Long Silver ETN 

Please do not speculate via levered instruments such as these unless you're very familiar with the typical action, risk, and maintain the certainty you'll adhere to stops determined by you in advance of entering any position.



Here's an article well worth reading, we suggest, which includes some highly compelling charts and should make equities bulls quite nervous.


Other timely articles and commentary of merit:

'I Am Positioned Aggressively for a Stock Market Correction,' Says Doug Kass

The $31 Billion Hole in GE’s Balance Sheet That Keeps Growing





 
 
 
 
 
 


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